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13:45 Dec 11, 2005
English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Punctuation
English term or phrase:Thank you, John. OR Thank you John.
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If it is direct address, I learned you have to use the comma. But that requires that John be present. If John is not present but, say, has done something to benefit the speaker, I believe you could omit the comment, sort of like "Thank God!"
19:05 Dec 11, 2005
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thank you, john. or thank you john.
Thank you, John
Explanation: I learned that a comma is necessary.
Stephen Rifkind Israel Local time: 23:03 Works in field Native speaker of: French, English